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Ss Peter & Paul Elementary School

Private | PK-8 | 96 students


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Posted December 20, 2013

This is a wonderful school. We have two children in SsPP. The teachers are very helpful and well trained. Some of the teachers have been there for two generations! The school has recently (a few years) gone through many changes, almost all with wonderful results. We are a small school, but we are very mighty. There are small class sizes, which means lots of one on one time and even working through things faster! The staff care about all of the students and it shows in what they do. The parent organizations are very supportive of the school and parish. The families are always there to help out. This is an amazing school and we wouldn't want our children to go anywhere else.
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Posted April 6, 2013

My rating is for when I attended in the 1950s, and I would give it 5 Star. The Nuns ran a tight ship in those days. I left Alton at 17 and joined the Navy and served 20 years. Served a tour in Vietnam in 1965-66 and wounded in action twice. I loved that school. I'm glad it was resurrected. I am 72 years old now but still going strong. Please pass on my best wishes for the future to your students. Joe Waggoner

Posted October 5, 2012

I am inspired by the teachers dedication. The pricncipal's didicatiion & love for the children & school. I don't want to for get Grandma Donna who is there every day to help any student out. The dedication & love she has to help children is remarkable.
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Posted May 16, 2011

I think our school is growing wonderfully. We are in the middle of a big change and I think the out come has been great. Hope to see many new faces next year.
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Posted April 24, 2010

It is a great place for kids to learn and eventually grow into productive adults.
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Posted January 12, 2010

We love SSPP! Both my daughter and son attend. They receive individualized attention in small classes. The curriculum is well-rounded and the math and reading programs are strong. The teachers emphasize respect amongst the students and self-responsibility. My children love it and so do I.
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Posted September 29, 2009

we love SSPP! We have a wonderful new priest who is very involved in the school. I do wish that all of the teachers were practicing and faithful Catholics (most are), but overall I feel that my daughter is getting a well rounded education and Catholic catechism. One thing that I love about SSPP is that most parents are involved in the activities of the school- it is a great environment of loving families! The class sizes are small (could actually be bigger) which gives alot of personal attention to each child. I think that the administration needs to figure out some new ways to up the enrollment.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 51%
Hispanic 4% 24%
Black 3% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Harry Cavanaugh
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  • Roman catholic
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  • Diocese of Springfield
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801 State Street
Alton, IL 62002
Phone: (618) 465-8711


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